Sharing Exhausted by Aging
Exhausted by Aging (1998) by Pako Campo.
“Exhausted by Aging” is a charcoal illustration as an architectural study of classical elements. Another of my passions is the reinterpretation of classic sculptures as a vehicle for social protest and sign of my nonconformity, so it is common to find gestures of suffering, desolation, sadness or yell in my work.
Art, in today’s society, should be a powerful call to action, where creators get actively and effectively involved with the problems affecting their fellow citizens. Time has passed for the romantic genius, the artist locked in his study room waiting for inspiration: inspiration is on the street. True social art should be used as a tool that puts social and political issues in the front line, because art in the twenty-first century will be about social issues or won’t be at all. In the last decades of the twentieth century, the special political circumstances made both, individual and organized groups of artists, link arms with the other citizens in the political struggle.
The world of artistic expression is the world of beauty, but also the world of reflection, experimentation, denunciation, provocation, innovation…